Friday, December 5, 2014

George Washington Didn't Say That About Guns Either

As a proud defender of our founding fathers (putting slavery to the side in the context of its times - it was still wrong), I rise again to respond to the latest false meme sighted (or falsely cited) on Facebook. George Washington did not say:
When any nation mistrusts its citizens with guns, it is sending a clear message. It no longer trusts its citizens because it has evil plans.
Nope. Nada. Nothing of the sort. It doesn't even sound like him. It certainly doesn't sound like the President George Washington who federalized militias to put down the Whiskey Rebellion. It's nowhere to be found in any official source from George himself! Check out a few:

http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/

http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/GEWN.html

Geez Louise, People! If you have to rely on such false and misleading statements, offending the memory of our founders and the principles they did give us, maybe, just maybe, you should rethink what you are trying to defend - or attack. Just sayin'!

Just for the record, George didn't actually say this either.
My buddy Phil and I were just trying to make a point.

4 comments:

  1. Well hey, if you can't find facts to support what you're saying, just make stuff up ;)

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  2. Thank-you.

    Keep up the fight for accuracy and honor the founders.

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  3. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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  4. I assume most of the quotes from famous dead American patriots are not true. When I google the quote, they usually are not words the patriots said or wrote.

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